13 Eur. Food & Feed L. Rev. 486 (2018)
European Parliament: MEP's Questions & Answers

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486  | European Parliament: MEP's Questions & Answers


European Parliament: MEP's Questions &

Answers

       (May   - August 2018*)


-  20 July 2018: Commission measures to reduce the
  limit value for endosulfan  residue in farmed
  salmon  feed
-  18 July 2018: Pork products and added nitrates
  and  nitrites, the Commission has to protect con-
  sumers!
-  12 July 2018: High concentration of heavy met-
  als and carcinogens in samples of animal prod-
  ucts
-  12 July 2018: Food waste education and aware-
  ness-raising
-  3 July 2018: Poultry post mortem and Campy-
  lobacter
-  26 June 2018: Ban on unfair practices in agri-food
  chains
-  21 June 2018: E.coli contaminated water
-  20 June 2018: Risk to the fish processing indus-
  try in Europe

20 July 2018 - Pascal Arimont - [E-0041 06-18] -
Subject: Commission  measures  to reduce the
limit value for endosulfan residue in farmed
salmon  feed

In the response to Question E-002020/2018', which
I submitted, the Commission   announced  that it
would  be calling on the competent authorities of
Member States and the aquaculture sector to
present any available monitoring data on the pres-
ence of endosulfan in complete feed for salmonidae
and in feed materials used to produce this feed.
Based on this information as well as other relevant
data, the Commission is considering potentially re-
ducing  the  maximum level of endosulfan in
salmonidae feed.
   1. Have the competent authorities of the Member
States already been called upon to present this data?
If not, what timeframe does the Commission have in
mind for this, and what follow-up action does it plan
to take?
   2. Has the Commission taken any other steps to
further reduce endosulfan residues?


Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the
Commission  (31 May 2018):
   The Commission has not received new scientific
   evidence from  the aquaculture  sector, which
   would entail a lowering of the maximum level for
   feed for Salmonids.
   The Commission  will request the competent au-
   thorities of the Member States and the aquacul-
   ture sector to provide available monitoring data
   on the presence of endosulfan in complete feed
   for Salmonids and in feed materials used for the
   production of this feed.
   On the basis of these monitoring data and any oth-
   er relevant information, a possible lowering of the
   maximum  level of endosulfan in complete feed for
   Salmonids will be considered.

18 July 2018 - Guillaume Balas and Mich&le
Rivasi - [E-004007-1 8] - Subject: Pork products
and added  nitrates and nitrites, the
Commission   has to protect consumers!

Scientists have been alerting us of the indirectly car
cinogenic nature of added nitrates and nitrites since
the 1970s. These food additives, particularly sodium
nitrite and potassium nitrate, are added to pork prod-
ucts so as to speed up the production process and
give them a pink colour. Nitrates and nitrites are not
directly carcinogenic. However, when brought in
contact with meat, the nitric oxide present in these
additives produces carcinogenic substances that in-
crease the risk of consumers developing colorectal
      2
cancer2



   Non-exhaustive list of MEP's Questions & Answers compiled by
   Luis Gonzilez Vaqu6 (<gonzalu70@outlook.es>) taking into
   account their relationship with food law, without any political or
   party preference.
1  <http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=WQ
   &reference=E-201 8-002020&language=EN>
2  See Fabrice Pierre, 'Produits carn6s et risques de cancer : role du
   fer h6minique et de la peroxydation lipidique', Viandes et pro-
   duits carn6s, November 2016.


EFFL 5|2018

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